Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) Seeds

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Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) Seeds

*** Fresh Seed From Crop 2020 *** An important addition to a wild meadow, and a surprisingly musical twist to any garden! Its 2-lipped golden blooms look like bells or singing birds paired with its large calyx, which when ripe produces a rattling sound in the breeze as the seeds jangle around inside. It’s a semi-parasitic plant which requires a few neighbours, particularly grasses and legumes, to reach its full potential, which also makes it an ideal watchdog to keep certain vigorous weeds in check.

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 20–50cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Best Sown: Autumn
  • Soil Requirement: Moist or well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, meadows
  • Also known as: Corn Rattle, Hay Rattle, Penny Grass
  • Seeds per gram: 270
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